Seal Rock State Wayside, Seal Rock

4.6
#65 of 153 in Nature in Oregon
Offering excellent ocean views, Seal Rock State Wayside is a recreational area notable for its bulky offshore rock formations inhabited by a population of seals and sea lions. A wheelchair-accessible paved path leads to a viewing platform and then on to a sandy beach. Take a stroll down the coast to find tide pools filled with anemones and starfish. Bring binoculars if you wish to take a closer look at sea mammals and shore birds. Using our custom trip planner, Seal Rock attractions like Seal Rock State Wayside can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Stunning view and well worth stopping and then walking down onto the beach. So many sea creatures to look at and please don't pick up the star fish. We have delicate scenery for a reason.  more »
  • Seal Rock State Park is not so far from Newport. If you drive along the Oregon coast, this is one of the many beautiful viewpoints. There are some excellent rocks that give a nice contrast with the beach and the sea.
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  • Visiting when the tide is out would be a great time to tide pool explore the area. The beach has easy access and parking.  more »
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  • Beautiful beach, but access is through a steep path. Have to cross rocks to reach the sandy beach. There are steps that lead from the highway south of the parking area, but there is no parking.
  • Natural Beauty is a 5 star show. I rated the over all Seal Rock experience a 3 star due to view point's parking lot is not RV friendly and local grounds keeper lied to us about available over night parking options
  • Went here on vacation from Eugene to escape the heat. It is a great stretch of beach that had lots of little nooks to hide away and set up out of the wind. The rock formations help break up the waves so it's much safer to wade in. There were seals and so many birds up out in the rocks. Found some great shells and saw crabs, fish and anenomes in the tide pools. Best time I've had at an Oregon beach in a while.
  • Amazing views! Slightly difficult hike to get down to the beach. There is a erosion problem, so that makes things difficult. Otherwise great beach! Would go there again. Cool tide pools.
  • Seal Rock was one of my favorite beaches that my family visited on our trip between Depose Bay and Florence. The view from 101 is breathtaking, but then you go down onto the beach and not only enjoy the sand and surf but look up at the enormous rock structure hemming you in...I could have stayed there all day! It has a little of everything, yet it wasn't crowded and the beach seemed somehow private and secluded! Beautiful!!!

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